throughout his term. that's the approach you've seen here. there's no reason to rush but there is every reason in the world to look at how we exercise our obligations as a world leader. >> is being thoughtful in opposition to being decisive, though? >> okay, so, john, thoughtful means looking at everything thoughtful, means looking at the options and thinking them through before you act. i think we've seen reckless in the past. i think thoughtful as an approach to a region that is extraordinarily volatile, a region that's complex, issues that are complex. this isn't just about syria. you've been talking about this, everyone's talked about this. it's about a critically important region that's very volatile, that's very complicated, very complex. i think that you would want the president to think this through and, you know, talk to world leaders, meet with his team, look at all the options before moving. >> kevin, where are the republicans here?